Tag Archives: Al Carroll

New SGA president has new goals, aims for accessibility

The Student Government Association’s office in Atherton Union has a new look. The door was open, and boxes were scattered everywhere as SGA President Mike Keller stood atop a step stool, remodeling the room. “I have no complaints about last year’s SGA group,” Keller said, “but this year we’re going to focus on some new

Advisers a ‘guiding force’ for student government leaders

Students are not the only ones working behind the scenes for Butler’s Student Government Association. The PuLSE Office has four individuals who advise SGA and its various boards. Dean of Student Life Irene Stevens said the role of an SGA adviser is to help executive members do the job to the best of their ability

OPINION | Advisers should advise, not lead

When student leaders apply, campaign for and put hours into their roles, they should also be able to defend themselves on their own. It’s time to take the training wheels off of Student Government Association. While I believe that faculty advisers for Student Government Association have good intentions, some of the actions in assembly leave

Despite discussion, SGA assembly frequency will not change

It may always get brought up at Student Government Association assembly meetings, but the meeting frequency will not change any time soon. SGA President Al Carroll said that the idea to move assembly to every other week as opposed to every week like it is now is brought up every year. “The administration wouldn’t change

SGA to take up drinking bill

Butler University’s Student Government Association will decide this afternoon whether to support a bill currently making its way through the Indiana General Assembly. The bill would protect minors from criminal charges involving alcohol consumption and will move to the House of Representatives after unanimously passing the Indiana Senate. Indiana Lifeline Law, Senate Bill 274, provides

SGA executive board discusses progress so far

As the semester draws to a close, the short break allows Student Government Association Executive Board members time to reflect on their progress so far. Executive members said the biggest improvement to SGA is opening the weekly Assembly meetings to the entire campus. Vice president of operations Kelsa Reynolds said, “We have had the highest

Carroll wagers on Bulldogs

There is a lot riding on next week’s non-conference men’s basketball game between Butler and Purdue. For Butler Student Government Association President Al Carroll and Purdue Student Government Association President Brett Highley, the game’s result will determine which one of them has to don the opposing team’s gear. The individual who comes out on the

SGA president, executive board members: Follow the constitution

Student Government Association assemblies are full of rules and ways to make meetings go smoothly. And although Robert’s Rules of Order are commonly referred to at weekly meetings, apparently SGA’s own constitution gathers dust. SGA’s Constitution is “only available through [the SGA] listserv” and is “not published on the official SGA website,” according to the

Installation ceremony this Saturday

Jim Danko will soon don his academic regalia and be inaugurated Saturday as Butler University’s 21st president. Danko said he envisions the event as a moment to think about both the present and the future of Butler. “I hope [the inauguration] energizes the community to think beyond the current ways of thinking,” Danko said. “It’s